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College of Law and Management Studies Staff Excel Academically

November 29, 2017

                                                 College of Law and Management Studies staff.

The College of Law and Management Studies recently hosted a celebratory lunch in honour of staff member Dr Cecile Gerwel-Proches who received a Distinguished Teacher Award as well as colleagues who graduated with PhDs this year.

The College is proud of the increasing number of its staff members who have doctorates and also the milestone of 60 staffers graduating with PhDs this year.

In her address, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College, Professor Managay Reddi, acknowledged the important role supervisors and higher degrees administration staff played in the achievement and challenged the PhD graduates to help others achieve the same academic success.

‘Your doctoral studies have been your guiding force over the years and you know the important role your supervisors have played in your journey so we also expect you to also play a leading role through mentorship and by contributing to your community. Charity begins at home and we are now counting on you to bring your skills to the fore and contribute to the College through mentoring colleagues who aspire to be where you are,’ said Reddi.

College Dean of Teaching and Learning Professor Betty Mubangizi highlighted that being passionate about teaching and learning as well as providing an enhanced teaching and learning experience for students are the outstanding qualities which earned Gerwel-Proches the Distinguished Teacher Award.

‘Teaching and Learning are critical issues we are really passionate about as a College. You (Gerwel-Proches) are now the go to person when it comes to best teaching and learning practices and we are counting on you to encourage young academics - and those who have just received their PhDs - to become the future distinguished teachers,’ said Mubangizi.

Acting College Dean of Research Professor Harold Ngalawa congratulated staff graduates and urged them to share their newly acquired knowledge with their colleagues and contribute to the College graduating more than 60 PhDs next year!

Words and photograph: Thandiwe Jumo

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